In digital photography, there is a technique called “tilt-shifting” where a picture of a real-life scene is made to look like a photograph of a model. The key to getting this to work effectively is to blur those things that your eye naturally uses to get a sense of scale. Sometimes, when we have a … Continue reading Adjusting Your Sense of Scale
I have friends who are Marines. None that I know of are currently active. Once, I made the mistake of referring to one of them as a “former” Marine and was quickly corrected. “There are no former Marines,” she said, “only active and retired ones.” When God reiterated the promise of His abiding presence to … Continue reading Breaking Down to Build Back Up
We all have elements in our lives that, for us, make life work. Let’s call them “molecules of control.” The elements that make up those molecules might be friends, family, work, hobbies; it’s different for everyone yet the same too because, like I said, our molecules of control are what we use to make life … Continue reading Splitting atoms when our problems aren’t even vinegar on baking soda.
Because of her asthma problems my wife had been on high-dose Prednisone for a very long time. One of its side effects can be avascular necrosis where the blood supply to the hips or the ankles can be severely diminished, killing the bone. For my wife, that happened in both of her hips. So, by … Continue reading And the hardest part is…
Jehoshaphat was a king of Judah. His name means “Jehovah judges,” and he did his best to live up to that name. During his reign he brought about many reforms. He set judges over the people, men appointed to judge civil cases, and set them on notice: 2 Chronicles 19:6-7(6) And said to the judges, … Continue reading Tie a knot in your rope and hang on!
You know how in action movies you have the hero, the bad guy and the person the hero is protecting? You know that scene where the hero has to confront the bad guy and the hero and the person he’s protecting are in a car outside the bad guy’s place? What does the hero almost … Continue reading Turning to Our Rock
When someone is grieving over devastating loss, sometimes the best thing to say is nothing and the best thing to do is just being there.